Now that is classy. Shot in Cloppenburg by S-T-A-R-gazer
YOUNG LADY in need of a BLOODY GREAT GUN—-
—-as she looks nervously behind her in some Victorian alley.
Lady Melancholy at Castlefest
Gather Ye rosebuds While Ye May, by John William Waterhouse, (1909)
Cloggy:—- John Willy Waterhouse is one of my favourite painters, and certainly my favourite Victorian painter. I have to admire the fortitude of his models walking barefoot through a thicket of Briar Roses. I know from experience they can inflict a nasty wound on bare flesh and I used to approach the wild rose hedge we used to have with Caution and Trepidation.
(No Master Li, ‘Caution’ and ‘Trepidation’ were not my Irish Wolfhounds, they were ‘Gladstone’ and ‘Disraeli’ )
Triple Bustle with models Velvetrealm and Tuahadedana (the black gowns on the top) and Genovefa von Unruh
I used TinEye on this and strangely came up with these.
A Bustle Jacket !! in fact a ‘HAUNTER of THE DARK’ bustle jacket by Lovechild Boudoir
"It’s not easy looking modern and current while wearing anything that is Victorian-inspired without looking like you just came out of a Charles Dickens novel (or attending a steampunk-themed party). That may be a good thing for Halloween, but if you’re going for fashion instead of costume then this editorial from Vogue Netherlands may be the answer to your prayers. The editorial is titled “Neo-Victorian” and true to its name it features this season’s looks that look back to the nineteenth century while staying in 2012. It also features Dutch model Anna de Rijk looking flawless in dramatic pieces from Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera and many others styled by Marije Goekoop. The stunning images were lensed by Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands’ November 2012 issue.”
The amazingly tiny waisted MADmoiselle Méli in sombre mood.
I’m very fond of late Victorian warships but my favourites are Torpedo Boats and Torpedo Boat Destroyers especially with a turtle deck forrard, like this one. Until I saw this illustration i hadn’t realised they actually ventured forth upon them, though it is well equiped with handrails. This will be a Torpedo Boat, note the ends of the torpedo tubes below the officers feet. Love those side by side funnels.